HyperDic: retraction

English > 2 senses of the word retraction:
NOUNcommunicationretraction, abjuration, recantationa disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
actretractionthe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retraction > pronunciation
Soundsriytrae'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > retraction: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion.
Synonymsabjuration, recantation
Narrowerwithdrawal, backdown, climb-downA retraction of a previously held position
Broaderdisavowal, disclaimerdenial of any connection with or knowledge of
Spanishabjuración, palinodia, retracción, retractación, retractactión
Catalanabjuració, retractació
Verbsretractformally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
English > retraction: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back.
Examples
  • "the retraction of the landing gear"
  • "retraction of the foreskin"
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Verbsretractpull inward or towards a center

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